Apparently the pirate was stealing Moonlight Stones to get her own alien into space. Why? Who cares. The people making this show clearly don’t.
The girls head further south, but their personal differences finally cause a falling out. As Ai goes on her own to Okayama, the rest head to the last client in Hiroshima. Unbeknownst to the girls, Chiaya’s true nature is revealed. Split up, they try to deal with the Bests in each region, but are unsuccessful.
Misa is returned to Kyoto unharmed, and still plans to go through with the concert. Hearing this, Mamechiyo steals her stone and throws it into a river. A quick guilt trip by Nozomi reveals the friendship the two once had. Over at Mt. Oe, Ai accidentally launches the buddah missile barrage as the concert starts in full swing.
The girls find themselves in the former Imperial Captial, and once again in the thick of a fight between powerful Bests. Their lack of power is painfully noted as the kidnapping of a Best sees them quickly marginalized. However their luck may change, as the people of Kyoto treat Moonlight Stones as cursed objects, and they are told a stockpile might be lying somewhere in the area.
Our girls continue to try and unite the towns, but tensions are about to burst. After a heart to heart, the captains agree to a race which will place new guardian statues on the country’s castle. While the Mie vice-captain plans to steal glory for his own, Captain Tomoki gets back into the game and remembers his love of the sport.
Nozomi’s next letter brings them to the twin kingdoms of Aichi and Mie. Terrorism has just struck this town as well, bringing tensions between the two areas to a boiling point. While both Bests want peace, their Rests are itching for a fight. In the middle of this, a young artisan named Himeko has come home after a long time journeying.
An old acquaintance of Yukina’s springs the girls out of their confinement. Meanwhile, Thunder Road has a change of heart, and tries to get Chi’s stone back. Amongst this confusion, another bomb is unleashed on the city.